Turbocharged Type II VW Splittie Bus

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Growing up, Rolando Alvarado was always a fan of the air-cooled Volkswagen scene and it quickly became a personal goal of his to acquire a 1965 Type II Volkswagen Bus.

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Regarded as one of the most sought-after model Buses in the world, the Type II Volkswagen Bus was a forerunner of the modern cargo and passenger vans.

The Type II Bus is also known as the Splittie due to the front split –windows.  [Read more...]

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 Test Drive

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We were recently given the opportunity to test drive the all new Mark 7 Volkswagen Golf GTI, which has a turbocharged 2.0 liter TSI engine! The Golf GTI’s new EA888 engine produces 10 horsepower more than the engine it replaced, topping out at 210 horsepower at 4,500 rpm. It also brings a massive boost in peak torque, from 207 pound-feet to 258 lb-ft, beginning at just 1,500 rpm and lasting until 4,500 rpm. The available Performance Package ($1495) modifies the engine programming to hold peak torque for an extra 200 rpm, enabling the EA888 to produce an extra 10 horsepower for a total of 220 at 4,700 rpm.  [Read more...]

 

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